Deputy involved in leaking photos of Kobe Bryant’s remains kneeled on inmate’s head for 3 minutes in 2021 confrontation
A man writes a message on a mural honoring Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2020. - Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS

The Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy at the center of a lawsuit filed by Kobe Bryant’s Widow, Vanessa Bryant, accusing first responders of improperly snapping photos at the site of helicopter crash that killed him, is again under fire — this time, over video that shows him kneeling on the head of a jail inmate for three minutes in March 2021. Vanessa Bryant sued the county in September 2020, months after a helicopter carrying the Los Angeles Lakers legend and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna careened into a hillside in Calabasas, California. All nine people on board, at the time traveling to a yo...